Production Associate Specialist Hardware Technology
Job Title: Production Associate Specialist Hardware Technology
Reporting To: Senior Manager, Production Services and Assets
Department: Publishing Operations
Location: Santa Monica, California
The Associate Specialist (Hardware Tech) assists in the management of all development hardware assets, including: managing, ordering, tracking, allocating, repairing, auditing and retirement of all game development hardware (debug/development kits). They will act as the build mastering specialist for any HQ media requirements. This includes working with Quality Assurance to ensure that proper processes are in place at HQ.
Provide hardware to developers and production teams, IT, and QA
Track hardware in an appropriate system
Manage hardware repairs and returns
Provide and maintain hardware at onsite and offsite events
Obtain evaluate and distribute information about new technology and first-party initiatives
Be the first point of contact regarding development software: XDK, first party "neighborhoods", recovery discs, whitelisted profiles, etc.
Authoring builds for all gaming platforms
Extract or compose source data into raw files or disc images; reverse engineering of builds
Media duplication, distribution, and other tasks associated with the creation and verification of masters
Creating masters for First-Party submissions or QA archive
Perform other duties, as assigned
B.A. or B.S. in Computer Science/Entertainment-related area, or equivalent work experience
Demonstrated skills with asset management, game development lifecycle, and problem solving
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
Demonstrated success working in a team-based environment, interfacing with multiple departments throughout an organization
Strong working knowledge of most popular console platforms and related peripherals and PC software/hardware
Two plus years in the video game industry, preferably in interactive software publishing
Willingness to travel
Maintain professionalism and composure while working under tight deadlines
We're headquartered in Santa Monica, California, housing multiple teams across many disciplines of Marketing, PR, Sales, Supply Chain and other corporate functions such as HR, IT, Legal, Facilities and Finance. Santa Monica is the nerve center of our company, where the best ideas combine with unrivalled rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment experiences in the world.
Great Games Start with Great People! This is an exciting time to join us!
Ask anyone who works at Activision, or with Activision, their favorite thing about it, and they'll tell you, it's the people. We have world class brands, infrastructure and resources, but our success doesn't come from assembly lines producing widgets. Our success comes from people producing greatness together. We are nothing without our employee's brilliance. So if you're interested in our biggest priority, it's the people.
Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games; we are the creators of some of the world's biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our portfolio includes Call of Duty and Crash Bandicoot.
Activision is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), headquartered in Santa Monica, California with locations across the globe. Activision Blizzard is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment. A member of the S&P 500 and recognized on the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list, Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world with approximately 10,000 employees and players in 196 countries.
The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.
Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.